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Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies

The Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies (DCFS) executes regulatory and supervisory responsibilities through the administration and enforcement of the Co-operative Societies Act (1950), the Friendly Societies Act (1966) and the Charities Act (2013), along with their respective regulations. The Department monitors and supervises charities, credit unions, benevolent societies, authorized and friendly societies, agricultural societies and fourteen other types of producer and service societies.

927-6572 / 978-1946
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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiam into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.


4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422